Tag: Transportation

These Are The Best Vehicles For The Money At Driving In Snow

With a ground clearance of 13.3 inches, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is one of the best … [+] bets for tackling the worst Mother Nature has to offer. Stellantis By all accounts, this winter could be a humdinger, with the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicting extreme cold and/or snowy conditions prevailing through spring for […]

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Amazon debuts IoT TwinMaker and FleetWise

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Amazon today announced Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT TwinMaker, a new service designed to make it easier for developers to create digital twins of real-time systems like buildings, […]

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Should Tesla Have Built Its European Gigaplant In The UK Instead Of Germany?

Tesla’s plans to start manufacturing cars in Germany don’t seem to be progressing as well as hoped. Elon Musk has been railing against German red tape, which has delayed the opening of the Berlin Gigafactory. Now he has walked away from a huge European grant. The reasons for the latter aren’t so much about bureaucracy, […]

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German Auto Manufacturers Breathe Again As New Coalition Eschews Radical Policies

Olaf Scholz, Germany’s chancellor designate during a news conference to present the details of the … [+] new coalition. Scholz is set to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor after forging an unprecedented alliance that aims to revamp Europe’s largest economy by tackling climate change and promoting digital technologies. Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg © 2021 Bloomberg […]

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13 challenges that come with autonomous vehicles

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more Teleoperation: the technology that enables a human to remotely monitor, assist and even drive an autonomous vehicle. Teleoperation is a seemingly simple capability, yet it involves numerous technologies […]

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Don’t Clutter Footways With England’s Official Electric Vehicle Charging Points, Urge Charities

The new and official electric vehicle charging point from the U.K. government is pictured here on … [+] the sidewalk. DfT The U.K. Department for Transport (DfT) has wheeled out the winning design for an England-wide electric vehicle charging point. The designer said the charge point would not “negatively impact pedestrians and other road users.” […]

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Simpro raises $350M as demand grows for field service automation software

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Field service management, which refers to the management of jobs performed in the field (e.g., telecom equipment repair), faces continued challenges brought […]

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Deliverr raises $240M to grow its ecommerce fulfillment network

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other C-level and senior execs on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Learn more While ecommerce sales are on the rise — with revenue projected to increase from $2.3 billion in 2018 to $4.5 billion by the end of 2021 — fulfillment […]

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Canada Limits 5G To Protect Air Travel

Canada’s Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has decided to restrict certain 5G services because they would interfere with radio altimeters, a crucial component of aircraft navigation systems. Radio altimeters tell pilots where their planes are relative to Earth. If radio altimeters are not functioning properly, then aircraft could crash upon landing, or […]

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Here’s How Blind Curves Could Stir Up Knuckle-Gripping Jitters About AI Self-Driving Cars

Traversing blind curves is troubling for human drivers and can be equally dicey for AI self-driving … [+] cars. getty Think about the last time that you found yourself driving a particularly treacherous blind curve. Pretty darned scary, I’d bet. Indeed, I realize that even the mere act of thinking about such an alarming encounter […]

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Renault Slow To Replace Highly Successful Zoe But Electric Plans Look Solid

Renault Zoe R135 Photographer: Benjamin Girette/Bloomberg © 2021 Bloomberg Finance LP Renault of France pioneered battery electric vehicles (BEV) with the little Zoe, launched in 2012, but analysts say the company has been slow to replace it and is now finding sales harder to achieve as just about every other big car maker has launched […]

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How Roundabouts Help Lower Carbon Emissions

“Just imagine a post-Sandy, post-Katrina or post-Andrew world where recovery funds were put to work building resilient, sustainable modern roundabouts instead of rebuilding fragile, polluting signalized intersections,” Mr. Sides, the traffic engineer, said. The United States has been slow to adopt modern roundabouts, though that is changing somewhat. By one count, they now number about […]

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Apple Car Might Launch Without A Steering Wheel Or Pedals

It has become an open secret that Apple is working on EV technology and that in the not-so-distant future, the company could actually debut their own electric car. Now according to a report from Bloomberg, additional details about the rumored vehicle have surfaced and they are kind of wild. According to the report, Apple is […]

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Taxis Of The Future Will Fly

Joby Aviation detailed this week how it is seeking approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its new mass-market air taxis as traditional airplanes, rather than as multirotors. This will enable Joby to speed the pace of certification and enter the market in 2024. Joby’s air taxis are projected to cost approximately $3 per mile […]

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Nexar, which sells analytics services on top of dash cam footage, raises $53M

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Nexar, a startup developing an analytics service on top of car dash cam footage, today announced that it raised $53 million in […]

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VCSEL Technology For Next Generation 3D Sensing Applications – Part 2

Figure 1: A demonstrator semiconductor wafer sits in packaging in this arranged photograph at the … [+] IQE Plc headquarters in Cardiff, U.K., on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. IQE makes wafers needed for Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) © 2017 Bloomberg Finance LP Part 1 discussed the market and application drivers for VCSEL based […]

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BMW uses Nvidia’s Omniverse to build state-of-the-art factories

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  BMW has standardized on a new technology unveiled by Nvidia, the Omniverse, to simulate every aspect of its manufacturing operations, in an […]

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Helm.ai raises $26M for ‘unsupervised’ autonomous driving software

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Helm.ai, a startup creating software for autonomous vehicles, today announced that it raised $26 million in series B financing led by Amplo, JMPartners, Base Capital Funding, and Freeman Group with participation from ACVC, One Way Ventures, Binnacle […]

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US Goal of Racial Equity in Infrastructure Is Left to States

While business leaders in the community say the highway would connect the town to economic hubs in Louisiana, Ms. Wiley worries it will displace her church and neighbors. “Looking at where I live right now, it’s like they want to push us out farther and, well, it will gentrify the community,” said Ms. Wiley, the […]

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U.S. Goal of Racial Equity in Infrastructure Is Left to States

While business leaders in the community say the highway would connect the town to economic hubs in Louisiana, Ms. Wiley worries it will displace her church and neighbors. “Looking at where I live right now, it’s like they want to push us out farther and, well, it will gentrify the community,” said Ms. Wiley, the […]

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Elon Musk Trolls Bernie Sanders Over Billionaire Tax Debate—Offers ‘To Sell More Stock’

Topline Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk, who has been offloading billions of dollars worth of Tesla stock since last week, taunted Bernie Sanders on Twitter over the weekend after the U.S. senator repeated his calls for the wealthy to pay more in taxes. Musk, the richest person in the world, got into a spat with […]

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AI tech drives transformation of F1 racing

This post was written by Will Owen, BD Associate, at Valkyrie. A short history of data in F1 Until the 1980s, cars were all mechanical. Computers were too large and slow to be useful on race cars, so the driver was the only source of “data” for the racing engineer. As amazing as drivers are […]

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Lithium Shortage May Stall Electric Car Revolution And Embed China’s Lead: Report

Evaporation pools of the new state-owned lithium extraction complex, in the southern zone of the … [+] Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia. (Photo by PABLO COZZAGLIO/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The electric car revolution will stall in the West if supplies of crucial battery elements like lithium fail to keep up with the […]

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EV Share Of China Passenger Car Market More Than Tripled To Nearly 19% In October

Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses with Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicle owners during a ceremony in Shanghai … [+] in 2020. The company ranked No. 2 in EV sales in China last month. (Photo by Ding Ting/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Ding Ting via Getty Images) Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images China, home to the world’s auto market, […]

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Electricity Grids Can Handle Electric Vehicles Easily – They Just Need Proper Management

One of the most frequent concerns you will see from electric vehicle haters is that the electricity grid can’t possibly cope with all cars becoming EVs. However, they haven’t done the math properly. The grids in most developed nations will be just fine, so long as the demand is properly management. Here’s how. The biggest […]

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The Other Musk Getting Rich Off Tesla: Elon’s Youngest Brother

Kimbal Musk attends the Los Angeles Premiere of “The Game Changers” Documentary at ArcLight … [+] Hollywood on September 04, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Getty Images for “The Game Changers” Tesla’s rapidly rising share price has made CEO Elon Musk the richest person in the world this year—but he’s not the only member of the […]

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